- English: Flower Sprout
The Flower Sprout is such a new vegetable, its name only exists in English and I cannot seem to find its scientific name either!
What are Flower Sprouts?
A non-genetically modified merge between the Brussels sprout and kale, the new Flower Sprout is taking over the supermarkets by storm.
It looks as dainty as its parent the Brussels sprout – like a miniature version of a cabbage – but with open frilly leaves like its other parent, the kale, with a tinge of purple.
Dubbed as the new superfood, just 100g of flower sprouts contain:
- double the amount of vitamins B6 (for storing and using food energy) and C than Brussels sprouts
- a generous dose of the antioxidant vitamin E
Flower sprouts were developed by the UK-based company Tozer Seeds in the late 1990s as a way of making sprouts more palatable for kids.
How do you cook flower sprouts?
As you would with Brussels sprouts, except easier.
I did a simple Chinese stir-fry with minced garlic and oyster sauce.
The result was absolutely delightful with steamed rice!
To know more about the flower sprout, visit their website: www.flower-sprout.com